|History of the Mission's Carnaval - Shaping San Francisco|
Willy LizÃ¡rraga gives an incredible one-man performance of the history of San Francisco's Carnaval. Fast-changing hats and voices, accompanied by a slide show of historic images from Lou Dematteis and others of those early days.
Keywords: Carnaval; Mission Distrct; 1979; festival; public space
|24 Ten Years--Ecology Emerges - Shaping San Francisco|
Chris Carlsson reads an excerpt from his essay "Ecology Emerges" in the City Lights Foundation book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78".
Keywords: ecology; open space; environmentalism; property taxes
|New Green City Politics - Shaping San Francisco|
What are the historic roots of our current ecological politics, how have they shaped todayâs environment and the questions we face now? Open space, biodiversity, global warming, fresh water, street design and transit choices, urban farming... local historian Dick Walker (âThe City in the Countryâ), Kearstin Krehbiel (SF Parks Trust), Peter Brastow (Nature in the City), Keirstin Dischinger (Bike Kitchen)...
Keywords: Open space; biodiversity; global warming; fresh water; street design; transit choices; urban farming
|Science Fiction and the Struggle for Justice - Shaping San Francisco|
From H.G. Wells to Octavia Butler, from New Wave to Cyberpunk to the Slipstream of today, SF has been a tool to agitate, organize speculate and explore utopian alternatives. Join a panel of working SF pros in a lively discussion of the perils and possibilities-- JOHN SHIRLEY Bram Stoker award winner, cyberpunk pioneer, author of Bleak History , Black Glass ... LISA GOLDSTEIN, American Book Award winner, charter member of SF's"Shameless Hussies," author of The Red Magician, The Divided Crown .....
Keywords: science fiction; writing; fantasy; utopia; dystopia; publishing; cyberpunk; space opera; e-books
|Art & Politics: Brian Barneclo - Shaping San Francisco|
San Francisco artist and muralist Brian Barneclo is all about making connections. In his Systems and Foodchain murals, bold images in motion - almost like stills from a film - link natural and creative processes to show complex processes of interconnectivity. From Nopa to Shotwell to Mission Bay to iPad cases, Brian's quick and direct strokes amplify the cityscape with one of his own creation. Come have a conversation with Brian as he shows and talks about his work with us.
Keywords: art; murals; public space
|What Are Our Streets For? - Shaping San Francisco|
Emerging visions for public thoroughfares challenge the 20th century paradigm of automobile-centric streets. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and wild critters are all demanding their own ways to cross the city. San Francisco's "Green Connections" project seeks to integrate these new visions into San Francisco's urban grid. Join Andy Thornley (SF Bike Coalition), Peter Brastow (Nature in the City), Elizabeth Stampe (Walk SF), and the SF Planning Dept.'s Kearstin Dischinger to critically evalute these co...
Keywords: Streets; public space; thoroughfares; green connections; wildlife corridors; bikeways; bike boulevards; walking; pedestrians; traffic calming
|Green Corridor Teach-In - Shaping San Francisco|
The Next Step in Sustainability Are you an Activist? Naturalist? Educator? â¦or just curious? Want to learn about increasing habitat for local species? â¦transformative programs and projects? â¦Service learning for kids of all ages? â¦native plants, gardening, urban sustainability? Join us for an old-fashioned Teach-In: Greening San Francisco: Wild Corridors and Guerrilla Gardens, from the Bay to Ocean Beach...
Keywords: Green Corridor; public space; backyards; community gardens; habitat; endangered species; native plants; Green Hairstreak Butterfly; butterflies
|History of the Future - Shaping San Francisco|
with Starhawk, Megan Prelinger, and Chris Carlsson. Megan Prelinger's book "Another Science Fiction" takes a whimsical look at how the Space Race was promoted during its heyday 1957-62, offering a pointed look into a twisted type of corporate "utopian" thinking that informed a whole generation. Meanwhile, Starhawk's "The Fifth Sacred Thing" and Chris Carlsson's "After The Deluge" both present alternative utopian futures for San Francisco a century or more in the future...
Keywords: Utopia; urbanism; ecology; revolution; future; dystopia; space; NASA; Mars; San Francisco
|Art & Politics: Rebar, April 24 2013 - Shaping San Francisco|
In recent years, much has made about the opposition between urban strategies and urban tactics. One is supposedly rooted in technocratic control of the city by a planning elite, the other is the response of artists and activists determined to reclaim the right to an environment generated by, and for, citizens themselves. Rebar has explored this territory through tactical urban interventions -- both sactioned and unsanctioned -- but is also interested in going beyond the simple opposition between...
Keywords: design; tactical urbanism; urbanism; public space; park(ing) day; intervention; art; commons; cooperation